How To Buy Yourself Time When Escaping A Fire

July 3rd, 2013

Remain Calm

During a fire, an individual must remain calm while finding a way to escape as quickly as possible to avoid injury or death. Creating an escape plan before a fire occurs is a great way to memorize where emergency exits are located in a home or business. Making a map of a building’s interior is easy to do on paper with different colors of ink to draw attention to windows and doors. Make multiple copies of the escape plan to post in various locations throughout a building Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Out Quickly And Safely: 5 Tips From Firefighters

June 29th, 2013

Escaping a fire requires forethought and planning. By knowing what to do, your family can exit a burning building safely and quickly. Here are five tips to remember.

Leave Immediately

If a fire starts, do not waste time gathering possessions. Escape through the nearest door or window. If you must, crawl along the floor to avoid inhaling smoke.

Meet Together

Designate a spot outside the where everyone will meet. This will alert everyone to a missing family member. Choose Read the rest of this entry »

Developing A Buddy System For Household Members With Physical Limitations

June 27th, 2013

In a situation such as a home fire, it’s extremely important for all family members to have a plan in place for how to escape and how to meet up with other family members. For families with members who are physically limited, this plan should include how to assist those members safely.

First, the family should decide on a central meeting place that is a safe distance away from the home and can be easily reached by everyone. This may be a tree, a light post, or another neighborhood landmark. Read the rest of this entry »

What You Can Do To Help Firefighters Find Your Home

June 25th, 2013

A homeowner living in a fire zone should take extra steps to protect their residence. When doing so, one will avoid disastrous consequences. One way for individuals to protect their home is to make it easy to find. Here are three steps one can take to help firefighters find your home without having to drive around in circles.

Trees and brush: Some homeowners neglect to trim their trees. When this happens, emergency personnel will have a difficult timeinlocating the house. Ideally, a property owner should inspect and trim their trees twice a year.July 2013

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